Opinions

The Crucible

Appreciating art criticism

Philip Ball considers Chinese works of art that comment on environmental and chemical issues

In the Pipeline

Death of a reagent

Fashion and progress combine to mean some reactions and reagents persist, while others fall by the wayside, says Derek Lowe

Editorial

Thanks all. It's been a pleasure

After five and a half years I'm moving on to new challenges

Comments

In defence of metrics

Are metrics a necessary evil, or can they be a force for good? Anthony Olejniczak sticks up for stats

Classic Kit

Wollaston’s reflective goniometer

It is better to travel than to arrive

Organic Matter

Trekking across chemical frontiers

You can’t shake a 1000 gallon reactor, says Chemjobber, so plant-scale hydrogenation is a challenge of phase boundaries

Critical Point

The trouble with boycotts

Cutting academic ties with a censured state can do more harm than good, says Mark Peplow

Letters

July 2014

Size of research groups - is bigger better? Takeover bids and spontaneous combustion



Blog

A short time ago in a journal not so far, far away…

18 September 2014

A short time ago in a journal not so far, far away…

Fried eggs, frying pans and fluoropolymers

16 September 2014

Fried eggs, frying pans and fluoropolymers